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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:11 PM
Hey no problem here, just glad to get the info. Plan on trying out the PVC soon.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:58 PM
Try going to a local lumber yard and asking for samples of whatever PVC decking and trimboard they carry.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:13 PM
Just going to the Azek website will provide you the local distibutor. I went there (local yard), and was able to get enough free scrap trimboard (1 by 4) to make a bunch of baits. After this, I bought some off brand trimboard from the home centers, and realised how good the Azek was, as far as quality. Wont buy the cheap stuff again since its a pain to finish. I see no diff in strength or overall density. The voids and defects kill your fun.
Edited by markinorf, 02 March 2013 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:09 AM
I had previously bought my PVC from lowes. I didn't care much for it because it seemed really heavy. I bought some today from the lumber yard and it is much better, I recommend buying the actuall Azek PVC vs the other brands!
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:43 PM
I bought mine at Lowes last week. It was the " Evertrue " brand, I'm pretty satisfied in it's quality and weight so far. That may change on the next cut, but so far so good.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:20 PM
Once you get the fiber glass skin off, can you cut it with a hot wire cutter?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:32 PM
The fumes from a hot wire cutting PVC, provided it actually worked, would be really nasty.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:50 PM
The fumes could be dealt with.
I heated a hook on the stove and it went straight through skin an all.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:35 PM
I made a little improvised wire cutter. (It took me about 20 min: guitar string, 6 volt transformer, wooden frame).
It was slow but cut the foam board beautifully. It made a MUCH smoother cut than a knife, saw or sander.
So I am thinking...
Foam board Duplicating Machine.
Any Ideas for a heat tool? Solder gun?
Edited by robalo01, 26 June 2014 - 08:40 PM.